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Shake Shack Announces Grand Opening at Yonge and Dundas, Collaborates with Local Artist Briony Douglas

TORONTO – In an announcement that has set taste buds tingling across the city, Shake Shack, the renowned American burger joint, has confirmed its grand opening at Toronto‘s bustling Yonge and Dundas intersection. With its iconic ShackBurgers and crispy crinkle-cut fries, Shake Shack promises to become a culinary landmark in the heart of the GTA.

The 5,500-square-foot restaurant, slated to open this summer, will offer Torontonians and visitors alike a delectable dining experience amidst the vibrant cityscape of Yonge and Dundas. Billy Richmond, Business Director at Shake Shack Canada, expressed excitement about the brand’s Canadian debut, highlighting plans to introduce Canadian-exclusive menu items crafted in collaboration with local culinary partners.

Adding a touch of artistry to the dining experience, Shake Shack has partnered with Toronto-based artist Briony Douglas to create an eye-catching art installation at the Yonge and Dundas location. This collaboration not only enhances the ambiance of the restaurant but also showcases Shake Shack’s commitment to supporting local talent and fostering community engagement.

“I’ve been a big fan of the Shake Shack brand for a long time and I’m thrilled to be working on this project to help give back to those in need,” said Briony Douglas. “It’s an exciting opportunity to blend my artistic vision with the infectious energy and community that both Shake Shack and the city of Toronto embodies.”

In addition to tantalizing taste buds, Shake Shack is also giving back to the community through a unique giveaway. Torontonians can enter to attend Shake Shack’s Housewarming Party by participating in an Instagram giveaway. For every entry, Shake Shack will donate meals to Second Harvest, a charitable organization dedicated to combating food insecurity.

As anticipation builds for Shake Shack’s grand opening, the brand has teased a Toronto-exclusive menu item – the Maple Salted Pretzel Shake. This decadent shake combines Shake Shack’s signature vanilla frozen custard with the rich flavor of pure Canadian maple syrup, paying homage to Canada’s culinary heritage.

For more information about Shake Shack Canada and updates on the grand opening, visit shakeshack.ca or follow Shake Shack on Instagram at @shakeshackca.


Shake Shack’s arrival at Yonge and Dundas is not just another fast-food chain opening; it’s a significant moment for Toronto’s culinary scene. The collaboration with local artist Briony Douglas and the commitment to giving back to the community through Second Harvest demonstrates Shake Shack’s dedication to becoming an integral part of the GTA. The Maple Salted Pretzel Shake is sure to be a hit among Torontonians, blending American fast food culture with Canadian flavors. It’s exciting to see how Shake Shack’s entry into the Toronto market will shape the city’s dining landscape.

Tiana Squire

Tiana Squire is our Leisure and Lifestyle Writer, dedicated to covering a wide array of topics including restaurants & bars, fashion, travel and tourism, family events and entertainment. With a passion for exploring and sharing the best in leisure experiences, Tiana brings her unique perspective and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. For inquiries or feedback, contact Tiana at tiana.squire@gtaweekly.ca.

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